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Baptist Draw

A couple years ago, I met this totally awesome chic named Dawn who runs Bucket List Adventures, an outdoor adventure bucket- list- fulfillment group.  She went on a backpacking trip with me, which turned out to be about as much fun as attending an amateur...

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First Backpacking Trip: Ruth Lake

I started my outdoor adventure at a young age.  I had a step-dad who took me fishing.  I wouldn’t call fishing an adventure.  I had a bad x trip once and I thought I was in hell.  You want to know what I was doing in hell, fishing.  Doing the same thing...

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Meeting Lindsay Rice

Meeting Lindsay Rice

In my earlier days of outdoor adventure, I sought out lots of new friends and people. I tried to take out many people to teach them new skills and introduce them to new activities. Over the course of time, after dealing with flaky people who were using me...

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Vibram Five Fingers Review

Vibram Five Fingers Review

Backstory In 2007 I sprained my ankle backpacking in the Sawtooths. In 2008 I sprained my ankle hiking in the Robber’s Roost. The next year I sprained my ankle hiking in The Spur. Ankle injuries were a yearly occurrence. Many people wouldn’t recognize me...

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Utah Approves Bid For Another Winter Olympics

Utah Approves Bid For Another Winter Olympics

In 2002, Salt Lake City became the largest city, at that time, to host the winter Olympics. To this day the 2002 winter Olympics have been considered one of the most successful Olympics of all time. Originally the 2002 bid was met with lots of criticism...

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Chaco Z/2 Review

Chaco Z/2 Review

Backstory I started working in 2005 at an outdoor recreation store. One of the hottest items we carried was a funky looking sandal called Chaco’s. Everyone in the store swore by them.  The owner couldn’t get me into a pair fast enough. It wasn’t long...

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Permit Needed to Hike Kannarraville Falls

It’s a name that just rolls off your tongue, Kanarraville. Millions of people pass it every year, comment about the name, and keep on driving.  It is located close to Zion National Park, just off of I-15. Kannarraville has two claims to fame. The first and...

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Meeting the Creature Craft People

Meeting the Creature Craft People

I had only been to Boise, Idaho on two previous occasions.  One, when I was a wee tot and my mom turned the wrong way into oncoming traffic. I can't really blame her,  thanks to a plethora of one-way streets, more sense can be found in a tide pod challenge...

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Health Benefits From Being Outdoors

Health Benefits From Being Outdoors

Now that the weather’s warming up, it’s much more enticing for people to spend time outdoors. You simply can’t beat some great Vitamin D, green grass, and chirping birds. Unfortunately, many of us still spend too much time indoors—adults and children...

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Sleeping Bag Buying Guide

Sleeping Bag Buying Guide

The first thing I learned, as a scout, is how to be as annoying as possible in the outdoors. This is something that I outgrew, as I become older. The second thing that I learned was that sleeping bags don’t really keep you warm at the temperature as...

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